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401(k) Investing – Professional Advice is Easy to Access Today

401(k) Investing – Professional Advice is Easy to Access Today

By: Eric Droblyen

February 19th 2020

To afford retirement as soon as possible, 401(k) participants must invest appropriately. Today's professional investment advice options make doing so easy.
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401(k) Fee Study: What Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

401(k) Fee Study: What Does a Fiduciary-Grade Advisor Cost?

By: Eric Droblyen

August 7th 2019

Our fee study of 753 fiduciary-grade financial advisors shows impartial advice reduces the total cost of a 401(k) plan. Employers should not settle for less.
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401(k) Rollovers: When One is in Your Best Interest

401(k) Rollovers: When One is in Your Best Interest

By: Eric Droblyen

May 15th 2019

After leaving a job, you must decide what to do with your 401(k) account. A rollover may or may not be in your best interest. Here's how to decide.
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3 Common 401(k) Provider Conflicts of Interest!

3 Common 401(k) Provider Conflicts of Interest!

By: Eric Droblyen

May 2nd 2018

Employers have a fiduciary responsibility to evaluate their 401(k) provider's conflicts of interest. They risk personal liability when they don't.
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A Simple Guide for Meeting 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibilities

A Simple Guide for Meeting 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibilities

By: Eric Droblyen

February 7th 2018

Meeting 401(k) fiduciary responsibilities does not need to be scary or time-consuming for small business plan sponsors. Following some simple guidance is the key.
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The Top Ten Frugal Fiduciary 401(k) Blogs of 2017

The Top Ten Frugal Fiduciary 401(k) Blogs of 2017

By: Eric Droblyen

December 27th 2017

Our top 10 blogs for 2017 are must-reads for small business 401k sponsors and participants. They cover retirement plan features, fees and 401k providers.
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3-Step Guide for Employers to Select and Monitor 401(k) Index Funds

3-Step Guide for Employers to Select and Monitor 401(k) Index Funds

By: Eric Droblyen

November 1st 2017

Index funds make it possible for 401(k) plan sponsors to replace an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) with a 3-step fund selection and monitoring process.
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Employers Should Avoid Providers That Treat 401(k) Plans Like a Product, Not a Service

Employers Should Avoid Providers That Treat 401(k) Plans Like a Product, Not a Service

By: Eric Droblyen

September 6th 2017

Insurance and mutual fund companies treat 401k plans like a product by restricting fund and plan design options. Plan Sponsors need impartial and consultative advice instead
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A Common Sense 401(k) Plan for Small Businesses

A Common Sense 401(k) Plan for Small Businesses

By: Eric Droblyen

August 23rd 2017

TSP-like 401(k) plans are a common sense retirement plan but are not meant for everyone. Compare traditional 401(k) services against a TSP baseline here.
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401(k) Loan Rules – What Plan Participants Need to Know

401(k) Loan Rules – What Plan Participants Need to Know

By: Eric Droblyen

August 9th 2017

If you are a 401(k) participant, use our FAQ to understand when you can take a loan from your account and how to avoid taxes or penalties.
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